Friday, July 16, 2010

DC-3 Parts available

The Museum received this today:

Hola tengo partes de un douglas DC3, como freno de rueda, accesorios de partes de motor , mangueras etc, necesito saber quien quiera comprarlos , o a donde publicar mis fotos , como paginas de compra y ventas , se lo agradeceré, mi nombre es socrates bockos , mi padre oswaldo bockos fundo una empresa aérea en el 67 y tengo repuestos originales.

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 Babel Fish Translation:

“Hello I have parts for a Douglas DC3, like brake of wheel, accessories of parts of motor, hoses etc, I need to contact people interested to buy them, or to where to publish my photos, as pages of purchase and sales, I will thank for it,”

my name is Socrates, Bockos    my father is Oswaldo Bockos   
We started an aerial company in 1967 and have original spare parts.”

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Thank you 2nd Lt. Baker

By REBECCA BOONEST. MARIES, Idaho (AP) -- Vernon Baker, who belatedly received the Medal of Honor for his role in World War II, died at his home near St. Maries, Idaho. He was 90....

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In 1944, 2nd Lt. Baker was sent to Italy with a full platoon of 54 men. On April 5, he and his soldiers found themselves behind enemy lines near Viareggio, Italy. When concentrated enemy fire from several machine gun emplacements stopped his company's advance, Baker crawled to one and destroyed it, killing three Germans. Continuing forward, he attacked an enemy observation post and killed two occupants.

With the aid of one of his men, Baker attacked two more machine gun nests, killing or wounding the four enemy soldiers occupying these positions. Then he covered the evacuation of his wounded soldiers by occupying an exposed position and drawing the enemy's fire.

On the following night, Baker voluntarily led a battalion advance through enemy mine fields and heavy fire.

In all, Baker and his platoon killed 26 Enemy combatants and destroyed six machine gun nests, two observer posts and four dugouts.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Buffalo Airways DC-3’s

News in from the EAA Hotline…

Ice Pilots: Buffalo Airways
Buffalo Airways still operates a daily scheduled passenger service on DC-3s for residents in Canada's Northwest Territories and is the last airline to do so. The airline plans to bring two of its "3s" to AirVenture this month to help celebrate the big 75th anniversary of the aircraft's first flight. Watch the video

Was your first airplane ride on a DC-3? Were you a pilot or flight attendant on a DC-3? Did you have a military experience on a C-47? If so, please join us for lunch and share your memories and experiences. A DC-3 Reunion lunch is planned for Wednesday, July 28, in the Founders' Wing of the AirVenture Museum, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

EAA is inviting everyone that has a historic connection to the DC-3/C-47 to attend. It will be a time for everyone who is passionate about the DC-3/C-47 to get together and celebrate the legacy of a legendary aircraft. James Douglas, son of Donald W. Douglas Sr, the founder of Douglas Aircraft Co., will be in attendance, as will numerous crews of visiting DC-3s. Timeless Voices of Aviation volunteers will also be on hand to create archival recordings of people's memories.

The lunch is free but space is limited so you must make a reservation either by e-mail to AirVenture Oshkosh Convention Office  or by calling 920-426-6823.

Support EAA …the true spirit of Aviation

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

EAA Airventure 2010 update

Among the activities already scheduled as part of the DC-3 75th anniversary celebration at Oshkosh are:

  • A very special DC-3 / C-47 reunion evening at Theater in the Woods, hosted by David Hartman;
  • “Salute to Veterans” activities in cooperation with Disabled American Veterans (DAV) to include re-enactor displays and personal appearances by WWII veterans of Easy Company” (known from the HBO series “Band of Brothers”);
  • Air Show programs throughout the week to include a parade of classic airliners; a unique heritage flight that pairs the C-47 with the modern C-17 Globemaster; and static jumps from a pair of C-47s by the Liberty Jump Team, using WWII-style round canopy parachutes;
  • An appearance by the aircraft and stars of hit Canadian reality TV series “Ice Pilots”, still operating the DC-3 in daily passenger service;
  • DC-3 movie screenings, including the John Wayne classic  “Island in the Sky” at the outdoor Fly-In Movie Theater;
  • Numerous public forums related to the people, history and operations of the DC-3;
  • A major week-long effort by the EAA Timeless Voices of Aviation team to capture and preserve the video oral histories of all people connected with the DC-3.

Additional activities will be posted at as they are finalized.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July

First thanks to all who have and are now serving to Protect our freedom and our U.S.A. way of life.  And thanks to those who gave their life to protect it.

We in the USA have many enemies both foreign and domestic trying to bring our Freedom to a halt…